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Dental crowns are caps that Dr. Kindt places on top of damaged, injured, or decayed teeth. The main intention of a tooth crown is to restore your tooth's size, shape, and strength if the filling doesn't solve the issue. Crowns enhance the appearance of your teeth and brighten your smile. The major benefit of these caps is that they do not require any special care.

You only need to practice good oral hygiene, brushing twice a day and flossing daily. Most crowns are made of ceramics, porcelain, resin, and metals. If you have a cracked or injured tooth, visit Timothy H. Kindt, DDS to book an appointment for dental crowns placement.

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Types of Dental Crowns

There are numerous types of dental crowns available, including metal crowns, porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFTM), all-resin, and all-ceramic crowns.

Metal Crowns

Metal crowns are made of copper, gold, platinum, nickel, stainless steel crowns, and chromium. These tooth crowns are durable, and they offer a perfect fit on your teeth without breaking. They also tolerate chewing and biting forces.

Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns

PFTM crowns blend with your teeth color, boosting aesthetics and functionality. They are more natural than other types of dental crowns, but the metal below the crown's porcelain shows through as a dark line. Their major drawback is that they wear more compared to other crowns. In addition, they easily break up or chip off, but they are ideal for back or front teeth.

All Resin Crowns

All resin crowns are less costly and don't last for long. Also, they are highly susceptible to fractures than other types of tooth crowns. On the other hand, all-ceramic dental crowns are suitable for people with metal allergies. They provide an exceptional natural color that perfectly matches your teeth.

Porcelain Crowns

One of the most popular materials used for dental crowns is porcelain. Porcelain crowns are dental ceramics that are bio-compatible tooth like restorations that mimic the natural look of teeth. These crowns are also referred to as caps as they enclose the affected area of the dentin or repair.

They are purposely used to restore teeth that are discolored, cracked, broken, or decayed. Porcelain crowns are also used to anchor dental bridges, replace a tooth filling that has loosened, or safeguard a tooth after a root canal treatment.

Types of Porcelain Crowns

Porcelain crowns come in different forms. Feldspathic is the most commonly preferred and conventional type. Empress porcelain crowns resemble glass and shade in with the tooth perfectly.

Other types include lava, zirconia, E-max, and Procera porcelain crowns. They are the most natural-looking translucency that blends perfectly with the natural tooth color.

Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns have porcelain embedded with them and combine metal and porcelain properties. They are therefore more durable as compared to all-porcelain crowns.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Porcelain Crowns

Porcelain crowns are considered the most aesthetically pleasing type of tooth crown you can get. Pure porcelain crowns give teeth the desired color look that matches the natural teeth. They are primarily translucent-like, and the tooth tint influences their color change beneath them.

Porcelain crowns are also metal-free and less likely to cause allergic reactions. This also makes them feel more natural.

Porcelain crowns are also highly biocompatible, have reduced sensitivity compared to other composites, and easily align and shape correctly. These restorations are also ideal for patients with limited space in their mouths. These restorations are comparably durable as they could last for decades with proper oral care. Porcelain crowns work perfectly on front teeth.

However, porcelain crowns are not as durable as metal crowns, and it is necessary to properly care for them by brushing, flossing, and avoiding certain lifestyle habits and sugary foods. They are prone to breaking and chipping.

Their preparation can be lengthy as the patient has to fit in molds and makings to ensure the correct fit. Crowns made out of porcelain are highly discouraged for back teeth that require a lot of biting force, since they are not as durable.

These restorations are not a good fit for people who suffer bruxism, have premature teeth, have uncomplimentary tooth occlusions, or have a relatively short medical crown.

Dental Crown Procedure

The placement of dental crowns takes two visits.

On the first visit, the dentist thoroughly examines the affected site. They perform dental prophylaxis and take impressions of the teeth to custom make your tooth crown using a shade guide. A temporary crown is placed to ensure the fit stays while permanent crowns are made.

On the second appointment, the teeth are thoroughly cleaned during the dental crown placement session to ensure a clean surface for placement. The crown is then fastened into dental concrete and permanently fixed using a laser beam.

How Long Will Dental Crowns Last?

The type of crown placed on your tooth can determine how long it lasts. The different materials used to make the crown can impact its durability, and that information will be covered in your initial visit. Longevity of a tooth crown can also depend on its location in your mouth.

Molars, for example, are primarily for crushing what you eat, so your choice of foods will certainly affect how much they are used each day.

Your personal oral care regime will also make a difference in the life of your crowns. Of course, regular dental exams are very important for the health of all of your teeth.

Once we remove the temporary crown and replace it with the permanent one, you should have the crown on for a period of no less than 10 years. Experts reporting to Healthline note that the average crown lasts 10 -15 years.

In some instances, the crown can last for as long as 25 years.

Tooth Crown Procedure with Your Mesa, AZ Dentist Today!

Besides the fact that dental crowns are strong and durable, they are also appealing. If you have a tooth that has become discolored, broken, or chipped, you can also opt for a crown that will give you a new look.

Our professionals are knowledgeable about all types of dental crowns. Call us at (480) 939-5818 or visit us at Timothy H. Kindt, DDS with any questions you might have or to schedule an appointment.

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